Ag Dept. Finally Captured that Rogue Scottish Highland Cow

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A week or so ago, the state Department of Agriculture sent animal control officers to collect abused creatures at a North Haven far. But only two of the three Scottish Highland cattle, primitive looking, shaggy-furred beasts with long horns, went along. One went skating across the frozen field and it wasn’t captured until a few […] [Read More]
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Finally, a Candidate With the Right Name to be Governor: “Oz”

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We need a great and powerful governor, so the Blogster appreciates the report that Hartford business executive and former Transportation Strategy Board head R. Nelson “Oz” Griebel of Simsbury, who’s been contemplating it for weeks, will finally join the scrum for the GOP nomination for governor. [Read More]
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DMV: Half of Parents Admit That Mandatory Driving Classes are Making Them Better

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Here’s a news release from Bill Seymour, the communications director at the state Department of Motor Vehicles, with some editing by the Blogster. “Connecticut’s new two-hour training requirement for parents, the first in the nation when adopted in 2008, is successful in its aim to educate parents about safety risks and other issues associated with […] [Read More]
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CT Public Financing, Which Keeps Getting Slashed by Lawmakers, Has a Higher Approval Rating Than Even Dick Blumenthal

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   Remember back in 2005 when lawmakers nearly dislocated their arms patting themselves on the back for passing campaign-finance reforms? So what if the state Senate created huge obstacles for minor and third parties. Who cares if lobbyists and contractors were totally banned for contributing even nominal $100 amounts to statewide candidates like the rest […] [Read More]
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Spallone Joins Merrill in Exodus From House. Both Hope for the Lone Seat in SOTS Lifeboat

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It was a dire enough sign of the state’s crumbling financial picture when House Majority Leader Denise Merrill, D-Mansfield announced she was bailing out on a second two-year term as caucus leader and formed an exploratory bid for secretary of the state. Now Rep. James Spallone, D-Essex, co-chairman of the Government Administration & Elections Committee, […] [Read More]
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Give Nathan Hale an Umbrella! It’s Raining Inside!

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There are four little garbage cans set up in the Capitol’s east atrium and the muffled plunk of rain water can be heard this morning as the raging storm tests the aging specifications of the flat roof above the fifth floor. What makes this unusual is that for the past couple of years, big tarps […] [Read More]
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Ganim “Declines” Chance To Come Clean on How He Shaved Time Off Prison Sentence

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Word came late this afternoon from federal Bureau of Prison regional offices in Philadelphia that Joe “I Will Be Fully Vindicated” Ganim “declines” a request for an interview in his new digs at the elegant, 1870-era Second Empire brick halfway house for 64 federal and state inmates on Hartford’s Asylum Hill. So gentle readers will be […] [Read More]
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Fedele in Control As Rell Prepares for a Weekend in Phily

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He may not be willing to persobnally finance his gubernatorial bid like Republican Tom Foley and Democrat Ned Lamont, both of whom live in that section of Westchester County called Greenwich, CT. But Lt. Gov. Mike Fedele will be actually in in charge of the state this week when his boss, Gov. M. Jodi Rell, […] [Read More]
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